Tag: formed our inward parts
Scripture reading for June 30th: Psalm 135-139
God knows us better than we realize! He understood us from before the foundation of the world! (Ephesians 1:4) He knows where we are right now and what we are thinking about. He knows our hopes, joys, fears, and dreams. He is familiar with our ways and even knows what we will say before we say it! (Psalm 139:1-4) Even when he knows the dirt in our life, he still loves us and is actively drawing us to heal and cleanse us!
This knowledge is beyond the psalmist’s ability to understand. It makes him want to think about hiding from God. Adam and Eve did that. Jonah tried that and boarded a ship to Tarsus. God located Jonah in the belly of the fish. There is no place we can go where God is not! He knows the darkness as well as the light. (Psalm 139:7-12) Let’s just face the bare facts–God sees it all! (Hebrews 4:13)
We were knit together in our mother’s womb! The amazing strands of protein called DNA contain a code that spells out exactly who we are. These strands are twisted together in precise order and sequence like a woman’s knitting! Over a billion connections must be made from two strands of DNA. Half come from the mother and half from the father! God even knows the number of days we will live here on earth. They are written down in His book! (Psalm 139:16)
God thinks about us all the time! These thoughts are precious to the Psalmist and us today! They are so numerous that if we could number the grains of sand, God’s thoughts would be far more! David thought about such things over 3000 years ago!
The psalm concludes with the psalmist asking God to slay the wicked! There are some anxious thoughts behind this request. He concludes by asking God to search him and test him. He needed God’s help to know if there was any offensive way in his heart. Take a moment and seek the Lord with the understanding that this psalm gives. Listen for some of those thoughts that God has towards you! God bless you today!
“Search me, O god, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24